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RealWear Announces Series B Plus Connected Worker Updates- Issue #21

In Issue #21, we are Laying the Foundation. What began in 2016 reached new heights at RealWear Summi

RealWear Updates and Industry News

July 2 · Issue #21 · View online
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In Issue #21, we are Laying the Foundation.

What began in 2016 reached new heights at RealWear Summit 2019. And with our Series B Announcement, we are laying the foundation for an even stronger future.

In this issue, learn about our Series B Announcement and relive the excitement of RealWear Summit. Plus,
  • See how BMW of North America connects their workforce with Ubimax and RealWear.
  • Beta test for Photo Tagging and File Synchronization.
  • RealWear partner news from around the world.

Real News
RealWear Announces $80m Series B Funding Round
On July 1, we announced an $80 million Series B financing round. RealWear will use the funds, which are a combination of equity and debt, to continue market expansion and accelerate its platform development. RealWear teamed with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to architect an investment syndicate led by Teradyne, Inc. (TER), a global leader in industrial automation, and includes Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC (QCOM), Kopin Corporation (KOPN), and investors from JPMorgan’s (JPM) Private Bank. 
Teradyne led our Series B round, with backing from Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Bose Ventures, JP Morgan Chase, and Kopin
From its inception, RealWear has focused on products that are specifically designed for the connected enterprise workforce to improve job satisfaction, productivity and, most importantly, safety. Its industrial hands-free wearable computers enhance, rather than diminish, a worker’s situational awareness while delivering vital information on-demand in the harshest environments.
Read the full Press Release here:
RealWear Cofounder and CEO Andy Lowery
RealWear Cofounder and CEO Andy Lowery wrote a letter putting our Series B round in context:
Letter from the CEO on RealWear Series B
Our Series B received a tremendous amount of attention from a variety of sources:
RealWear: A Force To Be Reckoned With In Enterprise AR - Forbes
Industrial AR headset maker RealWear raises $80M Series B led by industrial automation company Teradyne, bringing its total raised to over $100M (@charliefink / Forbes)
6:45 AM - 1 Jul 2019
Industrial AR Computing Company RealWear Raises $80 Million Series B - Crunchbase
The Columbian
.@realwearinc secures $80M in new round of funding; #Vanwa-based tech firm may double its staff by the end of this year, company officials say
9:02 AM - 1 Jul 2019
RealWear raises $80 million for AR headset for connected workers - VentureBeat
BMW Deploys Ubimax and RealWear to 347 Locations in North America
A BMW Technician using Ubimax Frontline with RealWear HMT-1
BMW of North America announced it is rolling out new workshop communication technologies to BMW Centers and MINI dealerships to reduce repair times, increase efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction.
Ubimax Frontline and RealWear HMT-1 are vital components of this new initiative.
BMW has scheduled full implementation of Ubimax and RealWear at 347 of its North American locations by the end of June 2019.
BMW Deploys Ubimax Frontline, Running on RealWear HMT-1
Digital Transformation and Predictive Maintenance
Michael Kummer of Ketag with RealWear HMT-1
Küffer Elektro-Technik AG (Ketag) embarked on their Digital Transformation journey three years ago. Recently, CEO Michael Kummer gave a presentation at FHNW School of Business in Switzerland, on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the benefits of Predictive Maintenance for industry.
HMT-1 is part of their Digital Transformation journey
“At the moment, we are testing the use of (HMT-1) augmented reality glasses for service people who are not yet experienced. Thanks to the glasses, they can be supported locally by our maintenance specialists in the service center, which makes the service more efficient for our customers.” - Michael Kummer, CEO of Ketag
Ketag is a partner of Barcotec, RealWear’s Master Distributor for the Central Region of Europe.
Read about Ketag’s Digital Transformation journey now (article in German):
"Es braucht mehr Sensibilisierung für die Möglichkeiten der Digitalisierung"
Real Product Updates
Join Our Beta Test for Photo Tagging and File Synchronization
Tom Dollente, RealWear VP of Product, demonstrates Photo Tagging and File Synchronization at RealWear Summit
At the RealWear Summit, we demonstrated HMT Photo Tagging and File Synchronization functionality on the HMT-1. Now, you can help define the direction of our products and feature enhancements!  
We’d love your feedback to make sure Photo Tagging and File Synchronization meets your needs in the field before we build it into our software. 
Watch this video to learn more about Photo Tagging and File Synchronization on HMT-1:
Photo Tagging Demo at RealWear Summit 2019
If you’re a SharePoint or OneDrive customer who uses either HMT-1 or HMT-1Z1, and you’d like to participate in our beta test for Photo Tagging and File Synchronization, please email us at
 We are looking for five beta testers for this program.
Beta program begins in Q3, and the deadline to respond is July 31, 2019.
Real Video
Highlights From RealWear Summit 2019
We created a quick video of some of our favorite scenes from RealWear Summit! Check it out here:
RealWear Summit 2019 Highlights
We’re still producing videos of each session during the event, and these will be available soon.
Want more pictures from RealWear Summit? We created a photo gallery with 500 of our favorite images from the event. View it now:
RealWear Summit 2019 Photo Gallery
Visit Our Updated YouTube Page
In addition to the RealWear Summit video above, we also added interviews with CB Technologies, Librestream, PTC, Ubimax, and more to our updated YouTube page.
RealWear Ready Partner: CB Technologies
RealWear Ready Partner: Librestream
RealWear Ready Partner: PTC
RealWear Ready Partner: Ubimax
Over the next few weeks we will continue to add video interviews of Summit Sponsors from RealWear Summit 2019. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified every time we add a new video!
RealWear YouTube Channel
Real Partners
HUG19 Features HMT-1Z1 Live Feed from Mexico
Marco A Santos explains Braskem Idesa's use of HMT-1Z1
“Great use case presented by Braskem Idesa. Marco A Santos shared with the audience at HUG19, on how our Intelligent Wearables program has enabled the plant to increase reliability and productivity, while allowing knowledge transfer and collaboration. We saw an impressive live feed from the plant in Coatzacoalcos. #HUG19 #productivity #iwork4honeywell #collaboration #knowledgetransfer #digitaltransformation #innovation #connectedplant”
Veronica Turner on LinkedIn
Read more about Braskem Idesa’s Digital Transformation journey with Honeywell connected worker solutions here:
Wearables empower field operators at Braskem
Fieldbit, HMT-1 Featured on Israeli TV
Innovation Israel - Fieldbit, real-time AR support for technicians
“Industrial organizations are regularly searching for new technologies that will empower them to service their customers more efficiently. That’s where Fieldbit comes in. Evyatar Meiron, CEO of Fieldbit, was on ILTV Everything Israel LTD explaining the benefits of real-time augmented reality support to field workers.
For more info about Fieldbit, visit our website. Link in the first comment. #AugmentedReality #AR #technology #fieldservice #future #industrialmachinery”
Fieldbit on LinkedIn
Essert Empowers Krones AG with HMT-1
Krones AG worker checking equipment with HMT-1
Krones AG technicians are using RealWear HMT-1 headsets to reduce downtime and improve efficiency. Our partner Essert describes this success story in more detail:
Krones AG revolutioniert mit AR den Service
Librestream Interview at #AWE2019
Carli Johnston WIARVR Librestream interview
“Just a little interview I did with Charlie Neagoy of Librestream Technologies Inc. on the floor of AWE (Augmented World Expo) last week, in Silicon Valley.

Librestream’s Onsight Connect Remote-Expert technology is enabling workers to communicate, learn, record and even triage + fix issues in the field faster and safer than ever, using a RealWear, Inc. HMT-1 device clipped to a hat or helmet, from anywhere in the world back-to-base (or wherever the Expert may be).

We need more Women in AR/VR, Australia to get into all the opportunities around wearables and Assisted Reality in Industrial 4.0, which are blowing up as part of the AR/VR industry, as was evidenced at the amazing Realwear Summit in San Carlos, the day before AWE last week.

So fortunate to have the support of Librestream and other leading ISV’s, ensuring Australian enterprise, and our primary industry-focussed economy, stays competitive and doesn’t miss the boat.
#wiarvr #iiot #RemoteExpert #navigatehomewithRealWear
Thanks to David Francis for the camera-work:)”
Carli Johnston on LinkedIn
Oculavis Wins Innovation Prize
Oculavis was recently awarded the Rheinischen Innovation Prize. Watch for the HMT-1 starting at 1:51 in this video, as part of Oculavis’ Remote Mentor solution:
Rheinischer Innovationspreis 2019 für die oculavis GmbH
“🇩🇪 Gestern Abend wurden wir mit dem Rheinischen Innovationspreis 2019 auf dem Arbeitgebertag in Düsseldorf ausgezeichnet 🏆🥇🏆 Die Entscheidung der hochkarätigen Expertenjury untermauert erneut die Innovationskraft unserer #remoteservice Lösung für die digitale Transformation von Maschinenbauern und Anlagenbetreibern! Wir haben uns sehr über die Auszeichnung gefreut und haben das mit dem ganzen Team im Rahmen der festlichen Abendveranstaltung gefeiert 🥂🎉🍻”
🇩🇪 Last night we were awarded the Rheinische Innovationspreis 2019 at the Employers’ Day in Düsseldorf 🏆🥇🏆 The decision of the high-calibre jury of experts once again underpins the innovative power of our #remoteservice solution for the digital transformation of machine builders and plant operators! We were very happy about the award and celebrated it with the whole team as part of the festive evening event 🥂🎉🍻
oculavis GmbH on LinkedIn
Interview with Martin Riedel, Co-Founder of rise
Customer service is not always easy, especially when it comes to complex technical devices. Mostly, someone has to be on site to take a closer look and then to come up with a suitable solution. But how do you do this if the person onsite doesn’t know how to fix it?
Answer: you need a Remote Mentor solution like RealWear-Barcotec partner rise. Learn more in this interview with rise Co-Founder Martin Riedel.
Industrieller Remote Support wird endlich digital – Interview mit Martin Riedel, Co-Founder von rise
Real Blogs
Digital Transformation Challenges Revealed
Leading Automotive companies are using HMT-1 to improve customer satisfaction
Automotive Technology Empowers Workers, Improves Customer Satisfaction
Real Social
French Influencer Tries HMT-1, thanks to Bureau Veritas
Top French influencer Natoo tries HMT-1, courtesy Bureau Veritas
“When the top French influencer Natoo (4.8M) is wearing your company’s digital smart glasses in a story… what can you expect more from a CDO ? I guess I can stop there, my job is done… ;-) Bureau Veritas Group
Thomas Daubigny on LinkedIn
Barcotec Exhibits HMT-1 at Logistics Day in Linz
Barcotec displays HMT-1 and other mobile devices at Austrian Logistics day in Linz
“Aktuelle Innovationen, wie das RealWear, Inc. HMT-1 oder der HyWEAR Compact Handrückenscanner, und zukünftige digitale Entwicklungen in der #Logistik, waren die Themen des Österreichischen Logistik-Tags in Linz. Wie jedes Jahr, eine großartige Veranstaltung mit zahlreichen spannenden Vorträgen und Gesprächen.”
“Current innovations, such as the RealWear, Inc. HMT-1 or the HyWEAR Compact handback scanner, and future digital developments in logistics, were the topics of the Austrian Logistics Day in Linz. As every year, a great event with numerous exciting lectures and conversations.”
BARCOTEC on LinkedIn
Explaining HMT-1 In 60 Seconds Or Less
IoT Business Day 2019 - Asalog Interview (Video in French)
Vincent Quillet of Asalog explains his team’s software for HMT-1 at IoT Business Day in Marseille on June 6th.
The Best Way to Run a Demo of RealWear HMT-1
Recently, Steve Spence of Iris-IoT Solutions Ltd demonstrated RealWear HMT-1 to Andrew Lewer MP at Merged Futures, an event sponsored by Digital Northampton.
Our deepest thanks to David Bevan for providing the link to this video!
Andrew Lewer MP speaks to Iris IoT at Merged Futures 2019
Digital Northampton on LinkedIn
HMT-1 Spotted at IIoT Symposium in Montreal
Paul Boris
@gigastacey kicking off #IIoT19 at the McRock #IIoT symposium. @andylowery #ISpy @realwearinc ... #wearable computing going mainstream.
5:53 AM - 12 Jun 2019
Industrial wearables going mainstream: Stacey Higginbotham presents at the McRock IIoT Symposium in Montreal on June 12th, and HMT-1 makes an appearance.
CB Technologies Features HMT-1 at HPE Discover
Michael Stebick of CB Technologies demonstrates HMT-1 at Texmark Chemicals's Customer Showcase, Refinery of the Future
“And that’s a wrap for HPE Discover!– So privileged to support CB Technologies, Inc., HPE, Intel Corporation, PTC and the Refinery of the Future Consortium in presenting Texmark Chemicals, Inc Customer Showcase: —IIoT meets Edge Computing. Donna Hannemann Kelly Ireland Yanick Pouffary Linda Salinas Patti Ward”
Jocelyn DeGance Graham on LinkedIn
RealWear Visits IBCon in Nashville
emily olman #REALCOMM2019
Panel success! looking into the future of all things augmented for real estate! With my new friends ⁦@realwearinc⁩ ⁦@SpatialFirst⁩ ⁦@BadVR_Inc⁩ ⁦@cbrehost⁩ ⁦@techcatgirl⁩ ⁦@Azure
3:03 PM - 14 Jun 2019
Tom Dollente, RealWear VP of Product, poses with Emily Olman, CEO of SpatialFirst at IBCon in Nashville. SpatialFirst is building the spatial utility; a spatial interface that unites physical properties and assets with their digital information. 
More Connected Workers Choose RealWear HMT-1
Patrick Harrigan of Hexagon AB with Matt Davidson of RealWear
“Last year, RealWear, Inc. was at #HxGnLive wearing the #HMT… this year my friend Patrick Harrigan is the star of the show for Hexagon PPM and is the one wearing HMT! Hardware choice of their new #ConnectedWorker program. #freeyourhands #navigatehome #technology #digitaltransformation ”
Matt Davidson on LinkedIn
HMT-1 Remote Mentor Solutions at Codissia Trade Fair
Messer Cutting Systems with the HMT-1 at Codissia Trade Fair in Coimbatore, India
“Hello there, we are at the Day – 4 of INTEC 2019, Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. Here sharing some updates on our Virtual Service – Remote Support Plus. This device offers Visual Support for remotely solving the problems. Its voice activated and Messer experts can easily connect via voice or video. Our Stall No. 10 & 11, Hall No. B. Do Visit!!! #plasmacutting #lasercutting #intec2019 #safetyfirst #messercuttingindia #fiberbladeV #codissia #multithermPRO #messerindia”
Messer Cutting Systems India Private Limited on LinkedIn
The Future Is Now at HUG2019
L to R: Selassie Ahorlu and Dion Davidson at HUG 2019 in Dallas
“The Future in HERE!! Intelligent wearables😮😮. Live mentoring and video procedures for operators. Amazing demonstration by Dion Davidson #HUG #Automation #dallastx #intelligent #thefuture #controlsystems #Controls”
Selassie Ahorlu on LinkedIn
Digital Leaders Give Us Another Meaning For HMT
L to R: Michael Kaldenbach, RealWear CTO Chris Parkinson, Ton van der Hoeve
“Helping the Shell Oil & Gas World safely #navigatehome… With this Huddle of Magnificent Technologists (HMTs). With the RealWear, Inc. #HMT-1Z1. Michael Kaldenbach, Chris Parkinson and Ton van der Hoeve. #industry40 #remotesupport #wearable #digitisation #freeyourhands ”
John Thurgood on LinkedIn
Field Services, OverIT, and HMT-1
RealWear Partner Overit at Field Service Forum in Amsterdam
“Great meeting you John Thurgood at Field Service Forum in Amsterdam! Now it’s time to #navigatehome”
Francesco Benvenuto on LinkedIn
Real Events
Utility Working Conference - Amelia Island, FL - August 4-7th
LIFE2019 - Houston, TX - August 26-29th
Join us at Booth #314 at EWTS in Dallas!
EWTS - Dallas, TX - September 17 - 19th
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